The IPython crew have been using Gitter – https://gitter.im/ipython/ipython
Reading the conversation yesterday, I learned that they have created https://github.com/jupyter/help and are ditching Gitter in favour of this.
Yep, a separate (empty) GitHub project solely to leverage GitHub’s issue tracker, to cleanly separate dev issues from fielding help questions.
Of course they have a different situation, IPython is an umbrella of several projects.
It probably won’t be of any use to JUCE. But it’s quite an interesting idea. I suppose it could be extended to also using Gitter on the ‘help’ repo & maybe the wiki, maybe even moving all non-core demo projects and tutorials into the ‘help’ repo. i.e. Keeping the core absolutely focused on doing its job.
Again, I don’t see any indication that JUCE needs to do anything differently. But I always like looking at alternative workflows.